New paper about the role of kinematics in emotional facial expressions

Well done to Sophie, Bianca, Dagmar and Connor on their new paper! In a series of four (!) experiments they dissociate spatial and kinematic cues in the recognition of emotion from facial expressions, and demonstrate that speeding-up facial expressions promotes anger and happiness judgements whilst slowing-down expressions encourages sadness judgements. Thanks to Sophie for driving this project!

Sowden, S. L., Schuster, B. A., Fraser, D.S., Keating, C., & Cook, J. L. (in press). The role of movement kinematics in facial emotion expression production and recognition. Emotion. — data & stimuli — pdf